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"I have three band rules for our band, and one is 'Failure to rock is not an option.'"
- Hawk Tubley, aka George Mostoller

Dan and Hawk talk about Hawk's amazing journey through the world of music, which took him from California to Montana to New York City to Alabama to Philadelphia, where he resides today. Along the way, Hawk (also called George) played with bands like the Freeloaders, Partial to Mabel, and his own group, Hawk Tubley and the Ozymandians. Hawk explains the difference between free jazz and free improv, the many modes of Sun Ra, playing with Oteil Burbidge and Mar...


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Sophie Coran is a smart, witty songwriter with a big ol' voice and things to say with it. Dan and Sophie talk about her travels in Europe, where she wrote and released her last EP, her year in a songwriting 'boot camp' in London, her return to her home in Philadelphia, and how she went about making her upcoming EP with the Philly band Darla. Go to to get all things Sophie.



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After an evening of last minute packing and cleaning, I now no longer reside in the little one bedroom, second floor corner apartment that I’ve lived in for ten years. I moved there in April of 2005 with my not-yet wife who moved to Philadelphia within weeks of graduating college to be with me. We were living in a house in a shot-up, low-rent drug neighborhood with some college friends when she turned to me one night as we were going to bed and asked “When are we getting out of here?” That was that, and a month later we were moving into the then not-s...

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